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Common direction of regulatory reforms to boost Switzerland as a financial centre
In view of the rate of innovation and the rapid structural changes in the financial sector, ongoing examination and optimisation of state regulation and monitoring instruments is advisable. The main aim here is to guarantee investor and system protection and thereby to safeguard the stability, integrity and efficiency of the financial system. Effective regulation serves not only the financial sector but is also an important part of the framework for Switzerland as a location for business. Correspondingly, Switzerland attaches a high degree of importance to modern financial market regulations which is documented by a multitude of ongoing reform projects.
This website gives an overview of the content and the current state of the most important reform projects in the financial sector.
In March 2002, the Federal Council mandated the Federal Department of Finance FDF to recommend measures to improve the coordination and coherence of reform projects in the financial sector. The Federal Council reinforced this priority in June 2002 during the conclusion of Swiss participation in the Financial Sector Assessment Program of the International Monetary Fund IMF. The prerequisite for a well-coordinated regulatory process in terms of content and timing is a comprehensive overall perspective on the status of the most important reform projects. This monitoring function («FinWeb» project) is coordinated by the State Secretary for International Financial Matters SIF, which ensures cooperation between the offices directly or indirectly involved in financial market regulation.
The following offices are involved in this project:
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